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What Women Wish Guys Knew About Birth Control



One of the best parts of baby-making is that modern medicine allows us to not make an actual baby if we don’t want to. We’re alive in a century when we can get down just for the sake of getting down.

And while we are fully aware of the fact that birth control makes s*x awesome and way less stressful for our uterus, we hope guys can understand all its glory (and sometimes pitfalls), too. Because, believe it or not, dudes, if you’re not standing behind a stroller right now, you are reaping the benefits of the BC.

>’s some stuff we wish more dudes knew about contraception (’cause if they were the ones who could get preggo, they’d no doubt be schooling us).

The pill isn’t baby-proof

Ninety-nine percent effective isn’t 100! Don’t groan if we ask you to wear a condom even though we take our pill every morning like clockwork. We want to feel as secure as possible that this romp won’t lead to a baby bump so we can relax and enjoy it more, of course.

IUD Isn’t going to affect your man-hood

It’s implanted in our uterus, not our v**ina (Google it). If you’re concerned a plastic (or copper) rod that far up will damage your manhood, congratulations, you have an exceptionally large package (like, WHOA) between your legs. Seriously, how do you walk around with that thing?

It can be expensive

The pill is extremely expensive so dear put your money where your peen is.

The birth-control regimen is not permission for you to go raw

If it’s our first time getting busy and you happen to remember we mentioned being on birth control at some point, that isn’t your cue to shove it in sans latex. A friendly reminder, we don’t want a baby or STDs right now. Having s*x without a condom is a conversation we can eventually have—if you don’t do stuff like trying to penetrate us bare without asking.

We are not on birth control to prevent pregnancy alone

Some women are on it for their skin or to correct hormonal imbalances that cause other issues. Do not assume we’re in a non-stop bone zone because our contraceptive game was on point when you met us. But also, don’t assume that we’re not doing it like we’re on the Discovery channel—it’s really none of your business until we define the relationship.

The pill doesn’t just stay in our system if we forget to take it 

We have to take this type of no-baby medicine every day, ideally at the same time, for it to works its magic. So if you try to s*x us and we start to freak out realizing we haven’t taken it in three days (life can get crazy!), react accordingly—with gentle sympathy and a condom within reach.

Hormones are no joke

Sometimes the side effects we experience from birth control are borderline inhumane. Acne, weight gain, and feelings weird feels all of a sudden are just a few—and besides switching our prescription, there’s nothing we can do about it. Remember that we’re taking one for the team >; a team that we’d like to currently keep at a maximum of two people.

.: Women’s Health

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